James Shields takes mound as Royals face Cardinals

As promised, Royals manager Ned Yost declined to start Billy Butler at first base against a left-handed pitcher for Tuesday’s game. Instead, Yost will roll out the team’s regular lineup, minus their designated hitter.

The game begins at 6:15 p.m. It can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Here are the lineups as RHP James Shields (6-3, 3.36 ERA) faces LHP Jaime Garcia (1-0, 4.12 ERA):

ROYALS (27-30)

1. Nori Aoki, RF.

2. Omar Infante, 2B.

3. Eric Hosmer, 1B.

4. Alex Gordon, LF.

5. Salvador Perez, C.

6. Lorenzo Cain, CF.

7. Mike Moustakas, 3B.

8. Alcides Escobar, SS.

9. James Shields, P.


1. Matt Carpenter, 3B.

2. Kolten Wong, 2B.

3. Matt Holliday, LF.

4. Allen Craig, 1B.

5. Yadier Molina, C.

6. Oscar Taveras, RF.

7. Jhonny Peralta, SS.

8. Jon Jay, CF.

9. Jaime Garcia, P.

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